Online Giving at RUMC

Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Or you can enter one-time contributions from the internet or by smart phone.

To get started, simply follow these easy steps:

  • Click on the Online Giving button below. This will take you to our church’s online giving webpage.

  • Click on our Create Profile button on that webpage.

  • Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring or one-time contributions.

Rolling River Rampage!
This year’s Vacation Bible School will be held on evenings in July—from Monday, July 16th through Friday, July 20th from 6:30-8:30 PM. This year’s theme is Rolling River Rampage, which invites children on a white-water rafting adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God! Along the river, they discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise and that they can trust God to be with them through anything. Wonderful music, exciting science, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories will help kids know that God is always with them as they ride rapids of His amazing grace!

To register your children online, just proceed to this link.

For more information, to register your children, or to volunteer to help, contact Rolinda Smoak at 453-0190.
Pastors Message
About Us

8002 U. S. Highway 301 South, Riverview, FL  33578  813-677-5995
Sunday Services
Faith Groups/Sunday School, 9:00 AM-9:55 AM
Relationships/Refreshment, 10:00 AM-10:25 AM
Worship Service, 10:30 AM
Hispanic Worship Service
 12:00 Noon

Rev. Louis Telcy, Pastor
Norma Encarnacion, Lay Pastor, Hispanic Congregation

Here at Riverview First United Methodist Church, it is our mission to win people to Christ, to train believers to become disciples, and to send disciples to impact our community and the world for Jesus Christ.
Download the July, 2018
Bell Newsletter from this link.
Download the Prayer Tree for 
July 15, 2018 from this link.
Bible Passage of the Week
The Church as a Body

The Church of Christ is just like the human body—a body is a unit and has many parts; and all the parts of the body are one body, even though there are many.  We were all baptized by one Spirit into one body, whether Jew or Greek, or slave or free, and we all were given one Spirit to drink. Certainly, the body isn’t one part but many. If the foot says, “I’m not part of the body because I’m not a hand,” does that mean it’s not part of the body? If the ear says, “I’m not part of the body because I’m not an eye,” does that mean it’s not part of the body? If the whole body were an eye, what would happen to the hearing? And if the whole body were an ear, what would happen to the sense of smell? But as it is, God has placed each one of the parts in the body just like he wanted. If all were one and the same body part, what would happen to the body? But as it is, there are many parts but one body.

1 Corinthians 12:12-20 (CEB)

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 20
Vacation Bible School (Rolling River Rampage).  Church Buildings and Grounds, 6:30-8:30 PM

Sunday, July 22
Vacation Bible School Sunday. Sanctuary, 10:30 AM (Joint Service)
Watermelon/Dessert Contest.  Crichton Hall, 11:45 AM

Sunday, August 12
Ice Cream Social.  Crichton Hall, 11:45 AM

Sunday, September 9
Chili Cook-Off.  Crichton Hall, 11:45 AM

Friday, September 14
Family Fun Night.  Crichton Hall, 5-7 PM

Future Fellowship Events for Your Consideration
One of our most exciting Sundays of the year is just ahead.  Vacation Bible School Sunday is planned for Sunday, July 22nd. On that day, the children of VBS will show their parents and the church what they have learned at VBS. It is a wonderful experience for everyone—the children, their parents and grandparents, and for those of us reliving our childhood. After the service the Care Committee has arranged for a dessert contest and for watermelon to be served—a true summer treat!

School starts early in Florida. To celebrate (or to commiserate), the Care Committee is planning an Ice Cream Social for Sunday, August 12th. Please stop by Fellowship Hall after the church service to indulge your ice cream fantasy!

On Sunday, September 9th, the Care Committee is celebrating Grandparent’s Day by sponsoring a Chili Cook-Off in the Fellowship Hall immediately after services. Then, later that week, on Friday, September 14th, the children’s ministry will be leading a Family Game Night in Fellowship Hall—to provide wholesome fun for families and friends. Family Game Night is an experiment that the sponsors hope to repeat on a quarterly basis.

English As a Second Language Class 
Starts in August
Lay Pastor Norma Encarnacion will be leading an ESOL on Thursdays this fall, with the start of the school year. She is looking to begin classes for about 5-7 non-English speakers. If you know of someone who might benefit from these classes you can contact Pastor Norma through the church office.
The Florida Children’s Home Gets 
Ready for School
Sharon Cayce, our liaison to the Florida UMC Children’s Home is starting to collect school supplies for the children and youth at the Home. Tubs will be placed in the narthex and by the church office for school supply donations.  This link contains a list of the kinds of supplies that the Children’s Home is seeking.

Also, note that Sunday, July 29th is a fifth Sunday of the month—a noisy offering Sunday. On that date, we will be collecting your spare change and folding number as part of an offering to the Florida UMC Children’s Home. We have already collected nearly $1,000 for the home in 2018.